What is it like? The burden of being male? The pretense of lifting dead weight without grimacing. The art of dying without making a sound. You’re the first to step forward. You risk the flames. You dare the ocean. You jump the cliff. You defend all whom you love. What was it like those teenage…

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He likes his maidens with dainty feet and toenails painted with uli. So, when he first saw her, the uli at the tip of her toes called to him. Pulling him in like a mother comforting a crying child. Her body was molded exactly as he loved it. The Ake wrapper hung loosely at her…

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If you were asked, how would you like to die? What would be your answer? Yes…. Answer me! Or does the question frighten you? Have you ever given it a thought? How would you die, I mean. By accident in that brand new car of yours? Or by some viral disease, by drowning? Suicide? Gunshot…

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Ojaka swears he had seen her bathing at the center of the sea, seen her scaly tail, swinging and glittering in the silver rays of the moon. Her long, moon braids flowing to her waist. Her breast was high and firm, with pebbles of stone standing at the tips of the mound. Her teeth shone…

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The day they found him, we all ran out to see. He was laid on a bamboo bed, seven men carried him shoulder high. His feet stuck out of the mat, they were swollen, slimy waters dripping from the his toes, falling into the earth like tiny drops dripping from the tips of a thatched…

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A woman’s body sometimes is a ladder. She wriggles beneath bedsheets, masking pain with moans as she offers her body as a sacrifice to her boss. “Congrats, Elizabeth, you deserve the promotion.” your colleagues said, nudging you as you walk up the stage to shake your boss’ hands. His hands felt the same. Same calloused…

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It’s the Connect Nigeria Writers Conference 2019 Are you writer? Do you seek for ways of turning your passion for writing into a profitable business? Do you wish to earn sustainable income from your writing career? Then attend the Connect Nigeria Writers Conference where successful and experienced writers including your very own Chioma Ngaikedi discuss…

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African citizens between the age of 18 and 25 years are invited to submit their essays for this year’s Leadership Essay Competition organised by UONGOZI Institute. The Competition aims to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership and…

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The Space in Africa Essay Competition invites young women between age 18-35 to submit essays on innovative ideas that can increase the participation of women in African Space industry. Africa is witnessing a growing interest in the space sector. However, there is no indication of growth in the number of women who are joining their…

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In an effort to promote African youth’s active participation in the continent’s development, the African Union Development Agency/NEPAD is running a short essay contest. The NEPAD Youth Essay Competition 2019 is targeting young African people and its diaspora in proposing concrete pathways through which Agenda 20632, the continent’s framework for transformation, can be fast-tracked. The contest…

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This one is for Chi-family! It’s Chioma Ngaikedi on TEDx. Having been announced speaker for the TEDxNekedeWomen scheduled to hold in Oluaka Institute on Friday, the 30th of November, 2018, Chioma Ngaikedi had this to say: “Thank you for taking me on this writing journey. To everyone who has read my stories and believed in…

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